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to stop the unrest. joining us mike, live from cairo. what happened in that fatal incident, mike? >> we are not sure of the exact specifics, but we do know that for the past five days there have been an ongoing series of skirmishes in the streets around the square, particularly those leading to the interior ministry, which has always been a particular target of anti- government protesters. the ministry itself barricaded itself for a number of months. those skirmishes have been ongoing for the past five days. there was one previous death reported in the past five skirmishes and now we have another. these sporadic clashes have been happening since the second anniversary of the revolution in various parts of cairo, generally very specific areas where protests have been flaring up and there has been teargas thrown by police with yet another fatality for those kinds of sporadic events within the city itself. >> of course, the government is concerned, the president has called on opposition leaders to talk. are they likely to get round the table? >> that is the key question. mohammed morsi has
-government groups are demanding faster reforms. mike is in the egyptian capital of cairo and joins us. how is the turnout so far for the protest? >> there are crouse in the tahrir square. there have been several minor clashes in the streets surrounding the square, streets leading to the interior ministry, which have been barricaded after a minor skirmishes between protestors and police. this is as much a demonstration as it is a celebration of the second anniversary of the revolution. gathering here are opposition groups largely opposed to a government they believe is not serving their interests or the revolution. the dominant political force has called on its followers to stay away from tahrir square, to carry out acts of civic responsibility like planting trees or giving food to the poor. this is indicative of how divided egypt remains two years on. the commemoration of the revolution being marked by one set of the population while another sector of the population is tearing out festivities elsewhere. >> harkin just to make -- i can just about make out the chant behind you. people want t
the revolution on sunday morning where anti-government protesters went up against them for a third day. mike is in cairo for us. let's start here. last time we talked about several cities being a tinderbox. we have laid out the story. the national defense council, meant to discuss the security situation in the country. what can out of that meeting? >> it was made clear that the events in egypt at the moment will fall under the control of the national defense council. this is a body composed of government ministers and representatives from both houses of parliament, as well as military commanders and the head of military intelligence. this body has not been seen operating publicly since it was created last year. very clearly, it is the supervising was happening on the ground. rejected by most of the opposition movement, claiming that they reserve the right to impose a state of emergency in particular areas, should they wish to do so. there was no threat to do so immediately, but they made it clear that they would use the option if the situation on the ground continued to deteriorate. >> we wa
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